Going global, feeling small: an examination of managers' reactions to global restructuring in a multinational organisation

Clare Kelliher, Caroline Clarke, Veronica Hope Hailey, Elaine Farndale

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This paper is concerned with examining the reactions of managers to the process of global restructuring in a large, multinational food-processing company. Much extant research concerning globalisation has focused on the wider economic, political and social outcomes. Perhaps surprisingly, relatively little attention has been given to how globalisation is experienced inside organisations. This paper examines how country-level managers have been affected by the move to a new global structure in their organisation. We present evidence of these managers feeling disempowered by global reorganisation and of a largely negative impact on their feelings towards the organisation they work for.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2163-2179
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


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